Laura Courtney

Laura Courtney

Admissions Telecounselor

Mississippi College, BA, Communication, 2015; Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM, General Studies, Current Student

Serving with DTS since: Spring 2016

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Hi there! Thank you for stopping by! I am thrilled you are considering seminary with DTS. If you are like I was when I was considering seminary, you have a lot of questions. That is exactly what I am here for! As an admissions telecounselor, I get to speak with prospective students, answering questions and offering guidance. If you are considering seminary with us and have questions (and I’m sure that you do!) or would like guidance as you consider your next steps with us, I would love to chat with you. Whether you want to know if seminary is right for you, what degree programs would benefit you, or anything in between, it would be my privilege to help in any way that I can.

I appreciate so many things about DTS, but the thing I appreciate the most is its commitment to the Word and teaching it well. This appreciation began when I first began learning about DTS and it has only grown since I have been a student here. When I applied, I knew that DTS was the place I wanted to be when I discovered that DTS is strongly committed to Scripture. First, I saw the phrase that DTS is so well known for: “Teach Truth. Love Well.” Second, I found out that DTS teaches its students all 66 books of the Bible. Since starting classes, I have found DTS’s commitment to God’s Word to be even more evident. I have been taught by professors who want the truths that they teach me to transform my life. I have begun to study Scripture in depth, and that study is absolutely thrilling. My time at DTS studying the Word under top-notch, yet humble professors has been more transformative than I dared to dream it would be.

When I was younger, I never expected to be the person in my family who lived furthest from home. I never expected to be pursuing a four year Master’s degree after completing four years of undergrad. Looking back though, I can only say that God is so faithful. He has taken care of me and has provided for me in ways that I thought I would only see him work in other people’s lives. If he is calling you to be here at DTS, he will do the same for you throughout the entire process. As you consider whether or not you are being called to DTS, please do not hesitate to give me a call!

What are your hobbies or outside interests?
My very favorite thing to do is spend time with friends and family! I also really enjoy reading, watching good movies, and swimming.

What made you decide to go to DTS?
I decided to go to DTS because I wanted to study and learn Scripture in a more in-depth way than I had before.

What do you do on your day off?
On my day off, I usually drink coffee and have a slow, relaxed morning, go to the gym for a swim or another type of exercise, then catch up on some homework or read for pleasure (a precious commodity these days!), and spend time with friends.

What are your favorite foods?
Since moving to Texas, I have to say that I have a newfound appreciation for tacos.

What is your favorite television show of all time?
That would have to be a tie between The Office and Friends... could it BE any more obvious?!

What is the best part about working in the DTS admissions office?
The best part about working in the admissions office is getting to talk to perspective students and hear about their ministry goals and desires to study Scripture and serve the Lord. I am so encouraged by all of the stories I get to hear.

What is your favorite piece of literature?
My all-time favorite has to be a Tale of Two Cities by Dickens. Oh, I just love it!

What is your favorite quote?
I love this quote by one of my current professors, Dr. Allman. It reminds me to trust the Lord and worry less:
“What God has done in the past He will do in the future, but He is too creative to do the same thing the same way twice.”

What is your favorite musical artist/group/genre of music?
Lately it seems like I always have Shane and Shane on repeat.

Who is the person you admire most and why?
I would have to say my sweet sister is the person I admire most. She is one of the kindest, most loving and fun people that I know. I want to be like her when I grow up!

Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
I have always loved the Apostle Paul. He was a man committed to the Lord, the gospel, and people. I think that he serves as an excellent example for us today.

If you could have superhero powers, what would they be?
I would love to be able to fly! Then I would be able to see my friends and family who live far, far away from the great state of Texas.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I dream of living in New York one day, but I think I would have to say Georgia (despite the heat and pollen) because that is where my family is.